There are 645,000 journeys made by bicycle in London every day according to data released by the British Cycling Federation and with an average speed of 14mph compared to just 8mph in a car, it’s no wonder commuters are swapping four wheels for two. Thousands more people will be encouraged to cycle and walk to work thanks to a new £64 million government investment announced by the Transport Minister Andrew Jones earlier this year, which will help make cycling in the capital easier and safer.
Located on Cycle Superhighway 3, which runs from Barking to Tower Gateway, Countryside’s landmark East City Point development in Canning Town is ideal for commuters looking for a safer, faster and more direct journey into central London. From Canning Town, it takes just over 25 minutes to cycle on the Super Highway to Fenchurch Street on the edge of the City, following a pleasant route through Poplar, Limehouse and Shadwell. The development also offers secure cycling storage in order to encourage residents to adopt this greener way of living.
Amanda Nesbitt, Associate Sales and Marketing Director at Countryside Partnerships South comments: “We’ve witnessed a revolution in cycling over the last decade, with the creation of London’s Cycle Superhighways elevating the humble bicycle into one of the fastest and most efficient ways to get to work. From East City Point it couldn’t be easier to reach central London by bike, enabling residents to escape the stress and boredom of the daily commute while also boosting their health and wellbeing.”
Multi award-winning East City Point is in the heart of a thriving new neighbourhood which has built on the success of London 2012 to become one of London’s flagship regeneration projects. Currently available is a collection of one-bedroom apartments at Lexicon Terrace and two-bedroom apartments in the Atrium Building, which features a striking glass and steel façade, allowing light to flow through its interior. Glass walkways reach the length of the building offering panoramic views, while extensive new amenities and community facilities, including a communal winter garden and roof terraces, help encourage a strong sense of community among residents.
The apartments at East City Point have been designed to maximise natural light and space, with grand proportions and open plan layouts. Smart, contemporary kitchens are fitted with sleek, handleless cabinets with contrasting worktops, porcelain floor tiles and a full range of integrated appliances. Bathrooms feature sleek white sanitary ware with porcelain tiles and chrome accessories. Every apartment benefits from a balcony, many of which enjoy uninterrupted vistas towards Greenwich and London’s skyline.
Canning Town and Custom House are part of a massive £3.7 billion regeneration scheme delivering new homes, better quality streets, open spaces and a £600 million town centre, expected to be completed in 2024. As part of the transformation, a redeveloped Rathbone Market and the new Hallsville Quarter in Canning Town will provide extensive retail and leisure facilities, alongside green open spaces.
For wet and windy days, East City Point is also extremely well connected for public transport across the capital. Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is less than a mile from the development, providing direct services to Canary Wharf, central London and London City Airport. The arrival of Crossrail in December 2018 will further improve transport links across London, putting Custom House station just 14 minutes from the West End.